Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare

SonicCloud + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-5-19)

One of the companies I've found to be very interesting to follow in the hearing healthcare space is SonicCloud. I was first introduced to SonicCloud at an industry trade show a few years ago, where Chief Customer Experience Officer, Larry Guterman, walked me through the software that the company was building, and helped to lay… Continue reading SonicCloud + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-5-19)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

Andy Bellavia: Hearables are Changing Lives (Future Ear Daily Update 11-4-19)

I recently listened to the Inside Voice podcast episode that featured guest, Andy Bellavia. During this podcast, Andy and the host, Keri Roberts, spoke on the topic of hearables and the various ways in which the devices are beginning to change lives. As a seven year veteran working in the hardware side of the hearables… Continue reading Andy Bellavia: Hearables are Changing Lives (Future Ear Daily Update 11-4-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Well, it's official. Google bought Fitbit this morning for $2.1 billion dollars after submitting an offer on Monday. Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices & Services at Google, issued a blog post announcing the acquisition and kicked off it off with this (emphasis mine): Today, we’re announcing that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to… Continue reading Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Apple, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Apple’s Growth Engine: Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 10-31-19)

Yesterday, Apple reported it's Q4 2019 earnings and one of the biggest takeaways from the various metrics reported was the fact that Apple's wearables are now it's largest hub of growth in terms of absolute dollars year-over-year. Services grew by about $2.25 billion, while Wearables/Home/Accessories grew by about $3.5 billion. Allow me to provide a… Continue reading Apple’s Growth Engine: Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 10-31-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Siri, Uncategorized, VoiceFirst

Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

This Friday, I will be presenting a 60 minute webinar titled, "The Technological Evolution of Today's Hearing Aids," on the continuing education site, AudiologyOnline. While it's a presentation intended for hearing care professionals, it's free to sign up for and can be attended by anyone. This presentation will ultimately be a culmination of everything I've… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, VoiceFirst

Alexa Bill Pay (Future Ear Daily Update 10-29-19)

When I'm discussing the topic of voice technology and #VoiceFirst with someone who's just learning about this new paradigm, I try to really hammer home the message that while voice assistants are essentially in their infant stage, they're progressing rapidly as each development accrues and snowballs. On Sunday, at the fintech and financial services trade… Continue reading Alexa Bill Pay (Future Ear Daily Update 10-29-19)

Alexa, Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Siri, VoiceFirst

AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

This morning, as I was writing today's update around Alexa Bill Pay, news broke about Apple releasing a new pair of AirPods - AirPods Pro - and that Google is in talks to buy Fitbit. So, I'm pivoting here and will publish the Alexa Bill Pay update tomorrow, as I feel I need to cover… Continue reading AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

Alexa, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Yesterday, CNBC reporter, Christina Farr, reported that Amazon has purchased digital health startup, Health Navigator. As Christina notes, this group will be joining the Amazon Care group that Amazon formed and launched last month. For today's update, I thought it would make sense to write about this acquisition and how it relates to the broader… Continue reading Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Yesterday, Spotify announced a promotion for new or existing premium subscribers, where Spotify will send each subscriber a Google Home Mini, simply by linking their Spotify and Google accounts. In a matter of a few clicks, Spotify subscribers can login, choose one of the four Google Home Mini, and within about 10 days receive their… Continue reading Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare

Medicare + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 10-21-19)

There have been a number of pieces of recent US legislation put forward in the House and Senate to begin including aspects of hearing care into Medicare coverage. For years, consumers have had to bear the brunt of hearing aid costs, as private insurance typically does not cover the cost of hearing aids, nor does… Continue reading Medicare + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 10-21-19)